In what is sure to prove to be a very unpopular move, the Fastpass+ team is moving forward with a test that will restrict Fastpass+ usage in EPCOT for specific dates (listed below) for Fastpass+ bookings between November 4 and December 29. This test is in line with what Disney originally announced for the FP+ system, but will make touring EPCOT even more difficult. They are testing within the range of the most expensive hotel dates that Walt Disney World offers, so I’m not sure I’d be terribly happy with this sudden change during my stay that is costing me $602 to $748 for regular accommodations at the Grand Floridian.
Guests using the FP+ system will be allowed to book only ONE headliner attraction and TWO not so necessary attractions per day.
Level one: Headliners as listed in the test (Choose ONE):
- Illuminations: Reflections of Earth (Only select dates available)
- Meet the Disney Pals at the Epcot Character Spot
- Test Track presented by Chevrolet
Level two: Other attractions listed in the test (Choose TWO):
- Captain EO
- Journey into Imagination with Figment
- Living with the Land
- Mission Space
- Spaceship Earth
- The Seas with Nemo and Friends
- Turtle Talk with Crush
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The current dates (as of 8:00 am on November 1) that I found for this test from researching this site are:
November 4, 8, 11, 15, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 29 December 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 16, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29
UPDATE: 9:25 am and now the same rules are applying to EVERY November and December date beginning November 1!
Attraction availability and dates for the testing are subject to change.
NOTE: I’ve already been asked numerous times, “What happens if I already booked FP+ for those dates at Epcot? ” My recommendations are:
1. Don’t change them!
2. Screenshot them in case anything wonky happens and you can prove you had those reservations before this test began.
It shouldn’t cancel your current ones, but there’s no guarantees!
What do YOU think about this type of usage for Fastpass+?